Too early to blame Wakashio crew, ITF state

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, cautioned against blaming the crew for the grounding of the bulk carrier Wakashio off Mauritius and the subsequent oil spill, citing the global COVID-19 […]

Five crew kidnapped off Cotonou

A general cargo vessel was boarded by heavily armed suspected pirates who kidnapped five crew members 153 nm south west off the coast of Cotonou, Benin, on 2 July. According to IHS Markit AISLive ship […]